MDC is monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at mandatory CWD sampling stations.
- Hunters will be asked to stay in their vehicles
- All staff will be wearing masks and gloves
- Data collection will be stream-lined to minimize contact between hunters and MDC staff
Any changes to mandatory sampling requirements due to COVID-19 will be posted on this site by November 1st.
If you harvest a deer from certain counties in the CWD Management Zone during Nov. 14 or 15, 2020, you must take your deer — or just the head — on the day of harvest to one of the following CWD sampling stations listed below. Hunters are reminded to follow new carcass transport regulations when traveling to CWD sampling stations.
Sampling stations are open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The counties for mandatory sampling are: Adair, Barry, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Hickory, Howell, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Macon, Mercer, Oregon, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Putnam, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington.
Tips for Visiting a Mandatory Sampling Station
- Field dress and Telecheck your deer before arrival.
- You can bring the carcass or just the head with at least 6 inches of the neck attached. (It is OK to remove the cape before you get to the sampling station.)
- The person who harvested the deer must be present.
- Be prepared to provide your Conservation Number and point out the location of harvest on a map.
- If using a paper permit, have it detached from the deer for easy access. If using the MO Hunting app, have your permit and Telecheck information readily available.
- Position the deer in your vehicle with the head and neck accessible.
|County||Nearest City||Sampling Station||Address||GPS Coordinates||Directions From Nearest Highway/Intersection|
|Adair||Kirksville||NEMO Fairgrounds||2700 E. Illinois||40.196779, -92.551785||0.25 mile east on Hwy. 11 from Hwy. 63 bypass and Hwy. 11 E. intersection|
|Adair||Novinger||Novinger Country Store||206 Front St.||40.230262, -92.702399||0.25 mile east of Hwy. 6 W. and Hwy. 149 N. intersection|
|Barry||Cassville||Roaring River State Park||24390 Farm Rd. 1135||36.59251, -93.83266||Located in Roaring River State Park south of Cassville 7 miles on Hwy. 112, north on Farm Rd. 1135 to fish hatchery office|
|Barry||Purdy||The Gathering Place||100 Business 37||36.816421, -93.923510||From Hwy. 37 in Purdy, 0.2 mile east on Hwy. C|
|Barry||Shell Knob||Central Crossing Fire Protection District Headquarters||23463 State Hwy. 39||36.63958, -93.64109||1.5 miles north of Shell Knob on Hwy. 39|
|Cedar||El Dorado Springs||El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce||1303 Hwy. 32||37.862087, -94.012156||Shopping center directly east of the Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 32 intersection in El Dorado Springs|
|Cedar||Stockton||Stockton Lake — Crabtree Cove Park||17630 ECT-1||37.667242, -93.751305||5 miles east of Stockton on Hwy. 32 to 1791|
|Chariton||Bynumville||Bossville Wholesalers||16660 Hwy. 129||39.598501, -92.780392||1.5 miles south of Bynumville on east side of Hwy. 129|
|Chariton||Keytesville||Keytesville MODOT Facility||220 E. Jackson St.||39.432360, -92.932360||Intersection of Hwy. 24 and Hwy. 5 N.|
|Chariton||Mendon||Gabbi Jo’s Stop and Go||400 Main St.||39.588410, -93.132950||0.1 mile west of Hwy. 11 on Hwy. CC|
|Christian||Nixa||Espy Elementary School||220 S. Gregg Rd.||37.041132, -93.316852||From Hwy. 14 in Nixa, 0.1 mile south on Gregg Rd.|
|Christian||Sparta||Sparta High School||8520 Hwy. 14||37.005926, -93.066825||From the Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 125 intersection on the east side of Sparta, 0.5 mile east on Hwy. 14|
|Clark||Kahoka||Clark County Fairgrounds||136 E. Main St.||40.420103, -91.698846||From the intersection of Hwy. 136 and Hwy. 81, north on Hwy. 81 for 0.3 mile, then east on E. Main St. for 1 mile|
|Crawford||Cherryville||Steelville Fire Protection District Station No. 2||20416 Hwy. 19 S.||37.850077, -91.277651||On Hwy. 19, 0.1 mile south of the Hwy. 19 and Hwy. 49 intersection|
|Crawford||Cuba||Cuba Knights of Columbus Hall||7057 Old 66||38.089679, -91.371669||From Exit 210 (Hwy. UU) on I-44, south on Historic Rt. 66|
|Crawford||Steelville||Huzzah Valley Resort||970 E. Hwy. 8||37.973257, -91.201597||From Steelville, east on Hwy. 8 for 10 miles|
|Franklin||Beaufort||Beufort Lions Club||2041 Lutheran Church Rd.||38.435917, -91.194025||From the Rt. 50 and Hwy. 185 intersection in Beaufort, north on Hwy. 185 for 1 mile to Lutheran Church Rd., then west on Lutheran Church Rd. 0.2 mile|
|Franklin||Gray Summit||Travelodge Six Flags||2875 Hwy. 100||38.482649, -90.825436||From Exit 253 (Hwy. 100) on I-44, west on Hwy. 100/Historic Rt. 66 to the Travelodge Six Flags parking lot across from Shaw Nature Reserve|
|Franklin||New Haven||Colter's Landing Access||Hwy. 100||38.589293, -91.161767||From New Haven, east on Hwy. 100 for 3.5 miles|
|Franklin||Sullivan||Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall||1000 Acid Mine Rd.||38.235767, -91.155063||From Exit 226 on I-44, north to North Service Rd., then east on North Service Rd. 500 ft. to Acid Mine Rd. Take Acid Mine Rd. north for 0.6 mile|
|Gasconade||Drake||Drake MODOT Facility||1972 Hwy. 50||38.469348, -91.465301||Intersection of Rt. 50 and Hwy. 19|
|Gasconade||Hermann||Hermann City Park||214 W. 11th St.||38.697683, -91.441439||From Hwy. 19, travel west on 14th St., north on Gasconade St., then turn right onto 12th St.|
|Gasconade||Owensville||Owensville Memorial Park||712 Park Dr.||38.352775, -91.492178||From Hwy. 19 take Park Dr. west|
|Hickory||Hermitage||Pomme de Terre U.S. Corps of Engineers Maintenance Shop||Hwy. 254 W.||37.906254, -93.318782||1 mile west of Hwy. 254 and Hwy. 64 intersection on Hwy. 254|
|Howell||Lanton||Lanton Volunteer Fire Department||14446 Hwy. 17||36.516952, -91.800076||From the Hwy. 142 and Hwy. 17 intersection, 0.1 mile south on Hwy. 17|
|Howell||Mountain View||Mountain View Airport||Airport Rd.||36.993443, -91.704709||Located on S. Hwy. 17, 0.5 mile south of Hwy. 60 and Hwy. 17 intersection|
|Howell||South Fork||South Fork Elementary School||3209 Hwy. 160||36.626577, -91.966905||Located on north side of Hwy. 160, 0.25 mile west of Hwy. E|
|Howell||West Plains||Ozark Regional MDC Office||551 Joe Jones Blvd.||36.743163, -91.846106||Located on north side of Hwy. 160, 0.2 mile east of Hwy. BB|
|Howell||Willow Springs||Willow Springs City Hall||900 W. Main St.||37.001495, -91.976620||Located on Business 60, 1.2 miles east of the Hwy. 63 intersection|
|Jefferson||Cedar Hill||VFW Post 5331||1 Lynn Ln.||38.357221, -90.646270||From Hwy. 30, east on Rt. BB to Veterans Dr., then north on Veterans Dr. for 0.2 mile to Lynn Ln.; turn left onto Lynn Ln.|
|Jefferson||De Soto||De Soto MODOT Facility||4400 Hwy. 110||38.166061, -90.556026||Hwy. 110 south from Hwy. 21 for 0.8 mile|
|Jefferson||Herculaneum||Parking lot across from Buchheit's||200 Riverview Plaza Dr.||38.256086, -90.391041||Take Exit 178 off I-55, turn east onto McNutt Rd. and continue on Crystal City/Herky Rd. for 0.7 mile|
|Knox||Edina||4-H Pavilion||107 N. 4th St.||40.168770, -92.172301||From the Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 15 intersection in Edina, take Hwy. 6 east for 0.1 mile and turn left onto N. Main St.; continue 500 ft. to 4-H pavilion on the right|
|Linn||Brookfield||Linn County Fairgrounds||29248 Idalis Rd.||39.761271, -93.059617||Southeast of the Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 11 intersection; take Park Circle Dr. east to Inman Dr. South, turn right on Ida Dr. to Idalis Dr.|
|Linn||Purdin||Purdin Community Center||402 C St.||39.952471, -93.165967||Intersection of Hwy. 5 and Rt. C|
|Macon||La Plata||La Plata City Park||E. Sanders St.||40.022342, -92.491505||Intersection of E. Sanders St. and S. Gex St.|
|Macon||Macon||Macon County Fairgrounds||Hwy. 63 S.||39.721505, -92.465139||South of Hwy. 63 S. and Rt. PP intersection|
|Macon||New Cambria||New Cambria Livestock Market||29262 Hwy. 149||39.768799, -92.748356||0.25 mile north of Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 149 N. intersection|
|Mercer||Princeton||Lake Paho Conservation Area||15643 Fathom St.||40.399842, -93.657527||From Princeton, take Hwy. 136 west 4 miles, then right on Fathom St.|
|Oregon||Alton||Alton High School||505 School St.||36.690843, -91.400050||From Hwy. 19, take Market St. 0.3 mile to Vine St.; go west 0.1 mile on Vine St. to School St. and enter school campus|
|Oregon||Couch||Couch School||22206 Hwy. 142||36.540856, -91.309526||From Hwy. 142 and Hwy. E intersection, 0.2 mile east on Hwy. 142|
|Oregon||Thayer||Thayer High School||401 E. Walnut St.||36.524316, -91.529846||From Hwy. 63, take Hwy. 142 east 0.3 mile|
|Oregon||Thomasville||Eleven Point Valley Community Center||County Rd. 424||36.789899, -91.530665||Located one block east of Hwy. 99 on CR 424|
|Oregon||Wilderness||Wilderness Community Building||County Rd. 158||36.789299, -91.193692||On County Rd. 158, 0.1 mile west of County Rd. 158 and Hwy. K intersection|
|Ozark||Gainesville||Gainesville School||422 Bulldog Dr.||36.61096, -92.40130||1 mile east of the Hwy. 5 and Hwy. 160 intersection|
|Ozark||Tecumseh||Tecumseh Rural Fire Department||Hwy. 160||36.592407, -92.247437||Located on Hwy. 160, 1 mile east of Hwy. 160 and Hwy. PP intersection|
|Ozark||Thornfield||Thornfield Elementary School||37 County Rd. 855||36.709564, -92.651253||Located at the intersection of Hwy. 95 and CR 855|
|Perry||Perryville||Perryville MDC Forestry Office||2206 W. St. Joseph St.||37.729246, -89.897063||From Exit 129 on I-55, take Hwy. 51 north 1.25 miles to Hwy. T (St. Joseph St.), turn left and go 0.75 mile to site on north side of the road|
|Perry||Uniontown||Heartland Social Club||578 Hwy. A||37.617834, -89.704297||From the Hwy. 61 and Hwy. A intersection in Uniontown, east on Hwy. A for 0.5 mile; station is on the north side of road across from Meyer Ln.|
|Polk||Bolivar||Bolivar Fire Station No. 2 (West)||812 S. Killingsworth||37.606839, -93.435182||From Hwy. 13, east on Hwy. 32, south on Killingsworth Ave.|
|Putnam||Unionville||Putnam County Fairgrounds||Hwy. 5 N.||40.481203, -93.009244||0.3 mile north of Hwy. 136 and Hwy. 5 N. intersection|
|St. Charles||O'Fallon||Parking lot north of Emerald View Turf Farm||Hwy. 79||38.840161, -90.689376||On Hwy. 79, 0.3 mile south of Hwy. M in O'Fallon|
|St. Charles||Weldon Spring||Weldon Spring Conservation Area Shop||6990 Hwy. 94 S.||38.700308, -90.709932||From I-64, south on Hwy. 94 for 1.2 miles to entrance south of Rt. D|
|St. Clair||Collins||Former MODOT Maintenance Shop||1501 Business 13 S.||37.886956, -93.623523||0.3 mile south of the Hwy. 54 and Business 13 intersection on Business 13|
|St. Clair||Osceola||Osceola MDC Wildlife Shop||3815 NE. Hwy. 13||38.075825, -93.702473||1.5 miles north of Osceola, turn onto Old Missouri 13 on the west side of Hwy. 13 (across from Osceola Cheese), drive 0.2 mile north from the Hwy. 13 and Old Missouri 13 intersection to the orange metal building|
|St. Clair||Taberville||Dains Fish Farm||2550 Hwy. H||37.991867, -93.995150||From Taberville, 1 mile south on Hwy. H|
|St. Francois||Knob Lick||Klug Transport Lot||Hwy. 67/Hwy. DD Intersection||37.674718, -90.373348||Parking lot located just southeast of the Hwy. 67 and Hwy. DD intersection|
|St. Francois||Park Hills||Mineral Area College||112 Dixie Kohn Dr.||37.843636, -90.480207||From the Hwy. 67 and Hwy. 32 intersection, east on Flat River Rd., north on Dixie Kohn Dr. for 0.4 mile to Parking Lot B|
|Ste. Genevieve||Bloomsdale||Bloomsdale Knights of Columbus Hall||175 Jersey Ln.||38.005319, -90.215575||From Exit 157 off I-55 at Bloomsdale, east on Rt. Y for 0.25 mile, south on Jersey Ln. for 0.2 mile|
|Ste. Genevieve||Ozora||Ozora Travel Plaza||17049 New Bremen Rd.||37.874567, -90.036967||From Exit 143 of I-55 at Ozora, west on Rt. N to New Bremen Rd.|
|Stone||Galena||Galena MODOT Facility||1880 Hwy. 248||36.809064, -93.493332||Located 3 miles west of Galena on Hwy. 248|
|Stone||Lampe||Lampe MODOT Facility||1063 Hwy. 86||36.52962, -93.44373||On Hwy. 86, 1 mile west of the Hwy. 13 and Hwy. 86 intersection|
|Sullivan||Milan||North Central Missouri Electric Coop||1098 Hwy. E||40.205772, -93.135211||Immediately west of Hwy. 5 S. and Rt. E intersection|
|Taney||Bradleyville||Bradleyville High School||16474 Hwy. 125||36.788108, -92.907659||Located 0.5 mile north of the Hwy. 76 and Hwy. 125 intersection in Bradleyville|
|Taney||Branson||Branson MDC Forestry Office||226 Claremont Dr.||36.69415, -93.21872||From Hwy. 465 and Hwy. 65 intersection on the north side of Branson, south on East Outer Rd. 1.3 miles, southeast on Rinehart Rd. 0.1 mile, north on Claremont Dr. 0.1 mile|
|Taney||Mincy||Mincy Park||Hwy. J||36.563370, -93.113596||Located 0.25 mile west of Hwy. J and Gunnison Rd. intersection|
|Taney||Rueter||Mark Twain School||37707 Hwy. 160||36.59437, -92.84663||0.25 mile east of the Hwy. 160 and Hwy. 125 intersection or 2 miles east of Rueter|
|Warren||Marthasville||S & R Convenience Center||15397 Hwy. 47||38.623783, -91.061588||South of the Hwy. 47 and Hwy. 94 intersection and across Hwy. 47 from the Marthasville ball fields|
|Warren||Warrenton||Warren County Fairgrounds||615 Fairgrounds Rd.||38.836887, -91.141481||From I-70, north on Hwy. 47 for 1 mile, west on Fairgrounds Rd.|
|Washington||Potosi||Potosi City Park||10479 Hwy. P||37.920775, -90.780956||From Hwy. 8 (E. High St.) in Potosi, south on Hwy. P (Park Dr.) for 0.6 mile|
|Washington||Richwoods||Roy's Convenience Store||17203 W. Hwy. 47||38.155734, -90.807701||1 mile south of Hwy. A on Hwy. 47 near Richwoods|
Having Trouble Finding a Sampling Station?
Simply type the GPS coordinates from the table above into the search engine on your smartphone or tablet. Most will show the location on a map and guide you there with turn-by-turn directions.
- For questions about CWD sampling stations in Adair, Clark, Knox, Macon, Putnam, or Sullivan counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Northeast Regional Office at 660-785-2420.
- For questions about CWD sampling stations in Chariton, Linn, or Mercer counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Northwest Regional office at 816-271-3100.
- For questions about CWD sampling stations in Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren, or Washington counties, please call the Conservation Department’s St. Louis Regional Office at 636-441-4554.
- For questions about CWD sampling stations in Cedar, Hickory, Polk, or St. Clair counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Kansas City Regional Office at 816-622-0900.
- For questions about CWD sampling stations in Christian, Stone, or Taney counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Southwest Regional Office at 417-895-6880.
- For questions about CWD sampling stations in Howell, Oregon, or Ozark counties, please call the Conservation Department’s Ozark Regional Office at 417-256-7161.
How Sampling Works
- CWD sampling takes only a few minutes and consists of cutting an incision across the throat of harvested deer to remove lymph nodes for testing.
- Tissue samples are sent to an independent lab for testing.
- There is no approved test for CWD on live deer.
- Hunters presenting bucks bound for taxidermy should inform MDC staff of that. Staff will complete paperwork and inform the hunters about participating taxidermists taking CWD tissue samples. The cape may also be removed from the animal prior to being taken to a sampling station as long as about six inches of the neck is left attached.
- Hunters will be given a card with information on getting free test results for their deer after samples are processed.
Why MDC Does Mandatory Sampling
Mandatory sampling dramatically increases the number of tissue samples MDC can collect in a brief period of time. The increased number of samples gives MDC scientists a much better understanding of the distribution and prevalence of the disease — where it is and how many deer may have it. It can also help find new cases in new areas.
Mandatory Sampling during Opening Weekend of Firearms Season
Opening weekend of the firearms deer season is the most popular two hunting days for most deer hunters. Hunters take about a third of our state’s total annual deer harvest during those two days. Focusing on this key weekend gives MDC the best opportunity to collect the most tissue samples during a very concentrated time period.